Bling Bling:Woman Wearing LIVE Gem-Encrusted Beetle As Brooch!!!

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U.S. customs officers stopped a woman on her way into the country because she was wearing a jewel-encrusted beetle as a brooch – and it was alive.The woman was entering America from Mexico when she was stopped at a border outpost in Brownsville, Texas.The live insect – which is studded with gemstones and gold – was fastened to her sweater by a gold chain and safety pin but was able to wander on her jumper.

She declared the live insect to officials and said she had bought it in Mexico as a brooch but it was immediately confiscated by pest control.Officials refused to allow her to keep the live jewellery because she did not have the correct documents.Because the woman had declared the insect correctly, she was not handed any fine or penalty.

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Miley Cyrus Shows Off Her New Puppy

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You pretty much have to be cute on some level to make it as a star on the Disney Channel. And if degree of cuteness dictates level of success, then Miley Cyrus must be the cutest Disney Channel star of all time. But she’s hedging her bets.

Just to keep her cuteness locked down for a little longer, Cyrus — aka Hannah Montana — recently was spotted out and about with her adorably fuzzy new puppy in her arms.

His name is Mate, inspired by Cyrus’s nickname for her Australian boyfriend. No word yet to confirm the pooch’s breed, but really, who cares? The thing is adorable as all getout. Isn’t that all we really need to know?

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Mekong Tiger Population At 'Crisis Point': WWF

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Governments must act decisively to prevent the extinction of tigers in Southeast Asia’s Greater Mekong region, where numbers have plunged more than 70 percent in 12 years, the WWF said Tuesday.The wild tiger population across Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam has dropped from an estimated 1,200 in 1998 — the last Year of the Tiger — to around 350 today, according to the conservation group.The report was released ahead of a landmark three-day conference on tiger conservation which opens Wednesday in the Thai resort town of Hua Hin, with ministers from 13 Asian tiger range countries attending.

It said the regional decline was reflected in the global wild tiger population, which is at an all-time low of 3,200, down from an estimated 20,000 in the 1980s and 100,000 a century ago.”Today, wild tiger populations are at a crisis point,” the WWF said, ahead of the start of the Year of the Tiger on February 14, according to the Chinese lunar calendar.
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Mekong Tiger Population At 'Crisis Point': WWF

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Governments must act decisively to prevent the extinction of tigers in Southeast Asia’s Greater Mekong region, where numbers have plunged more than 70 percent in 12 years, the WWF said Tuesday.The wild tiger population across Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam has dropped from an estimated 1,200 in 1998 — the last Year of the Tiger — to around 350 today, according to the conservation group.The report was released ahead of a landmark three-day conference on tiger conservation which opens Wednesday in the Thai resort town of Hua Hin, with ministers from 13 Asian tiger range countries attending.

It said the regional decline was reflected in the global wild tiger population, which is at an all-time low of 3,200, down from an estimated 20,000 in the 1980s and 100,000 a century ago.”Today, wild tiger populations are at a crisis point,” the WWF said, ahead of the start of the Year of the Tiger on February 14, according to the Chinese lunar calendar.
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Experts Shocked By 'Bizarre Swan Divorce'

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It is only the second time in more than 4,000 pairs of Bewick’s swans studied over 40 years at Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust centre at Slimbridge that a separation has been recorded.It is not unheard of for the birds, which usually mate for life, to find a new mate but it tends to be because one of the pair has died. So when male swan Sarindi turned up in the annual migration from Arctic Russia without his partner of two years Saruni and with a new female – newly-named Sarind – in tow, conservationists feared the worst for Saruni.

But shortly afterwards Saruni arrived at the wetlands site – also with a new mate, Surune.And after observing them, the experts are confident the old relationship had ended and new ones had begun.Julia Newth, wildlife health research officer at Slimbridge, said the “bizarre” situation had taken staff by surprise.She said swans tended to have ”real loyalties to one another” and long partnerships.
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Experts Shocked By 'Bizarre Swan Divorce'

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It is only the second time in more than 4,000 pairs of Bewick’s swans studied over 40 years at Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust centre at Slimbridge that a separation has been recorded.It is not unheard of for the birds, which usually mate for life, to find a new mate but it tends to be because one of the pair has died. So when male swan Sarindi turned up in the annual migration from Arctic Russia without his partner of two years Saruni and with a new female – newly-named Sarind – in tow, conservationists feared the worst for Saruni.

But shortly afterwards Saruni arrived at the wetlands site – also with a new mate, Surune.And after observing them, the experts are confident the old relationship had ended and new ones had begun.Julia Newth, wildlife health research officer at Slimbridge, said the “bizarre” situation had taken staff by surprise.She said swans tended to have ”real loyalties to one another” and long partnerships.
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